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SlipStream in SQL Server 2008 Setup

Slipstream is a feature expected in earlier version of SQL server itself however from SQL Server 2008 SP1 its included. This is one of the most expected thing in SQL Server by DBAs since windows operating system has the feature already and the system admins can easily update their setup packages. Now we have the capability to merge service pack with the base setup of SQL Server 2008. There are two methods of slipstream creation available and they are below

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SQL Server Service accounts

Most entry level DBAs still have the confusion on what is a service account and which is the best to be used and when. This article will take you through that.

Depending on the selection that you made while installing SQL Server, you will have the services installed in your server.

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SQL Server 2008 MCITP (70-453) Exam

Today Ive written the exam 70-453 (Upgrade: Transition Your MCITP SQL Server 2005 DBA to MCITP SQL Server 2008) and Ive cleared the exam. I would like to share the information regarding this exam. While preparation Ive searched for these information but I got very limited information on this, so I think this could be helpful for you.

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The Unhealthy Argument

This post of mine is 100 percent a personal opinion and was written not to hurt anyone.

Off late, I have been hearing or knowing incidents which have involved 2 or more persons going into an argument on deciding which technology is the best is it WINDOWS or UNIX, ORACLE or SQL SERVER, .Net or JAVA, IE or Chrome, etc. There are few incidents that came to my notice which I would like to share with you all.

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Variable and Assignment enhancements

Variable and assignment enhancements are small plus points in SQL Server 2008. We have around 4 things to discuss under this and they are below. All of these are mostly helpful to developers.